Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, March 12, 2009

If I Were A Painter


If I were a painter I would paint the TRUTH. It is so much more colorful than the bland, washed-out world of the un-TRUTH. It is so much more passionate and sensual. It is so much more powerful and acidic and explosive.
Could you handle it? Would it frighten you or draw you in? Would you linger there in front of the image trying to accept what your seeing mind is telling you? Would the price tag be too high for you? Would you set out to create your own version of the TRUTH?
Would you recognize the TRUTH as fine art?
(a work in progress)

13 comments:

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

the truth is SOOOO much better lady jane. so much.

Sorrow said...

I have seen a few lies that were bold
and in your face blue
a few whispered untruths that were red ripe with insincerity.
But i would paint my truth in tones true
true to my heart
true to my soul...
and it would be awash with light

redchair said...

I love this!!!! Give me the truth any day of the week girl.
Vikki

Anetka said...

Wow!! Great words:)
I love the painting too:)

The Victorious place said...

He desired truth in the inward parts of man. So much better then hidding in the dark where all is bleak I would say.
Nice work.

linda said...

beautiful, odd chick.... I have been deceived by both so see no reason to shy away from either....

is that an answer? that's what comes to mind.

Grenouille said...

If you were a painter??? I love this post, but I had to huff and puff at the first line. You ARE a painter. How do you define painter? There can't be anything about public acclaim or selling your work in the definition (otherwise Van Gogh wasn't a painter, and if there EVER was a painter, it was Vincent Van Gogh). And I bet you'd fit any other definition you could seriously put forward.

You're a painter, gal, it's well up under your skin by now. Too late to deny it. Just like I am, and Linda, and many others. Some of us are more professional than others (like Vikki) or polished in the final work, but that's not essential to the process or the life of a painter. Painting is personal, first.

And to my mind you've already been painting the TRUTH as you see it. And the more colorful it's been, the better I've liked it. Brava.

PS - you won a CD Cover

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Genie Sea said...

This is a gorgeous truth indeed! I love the colors :)

Kimmie said...

The truth - that would mean no airbrushed away wrinkles or warts :)

I could live with that.

This would be a happier world if mirrors were never invented.

We would rely on a friend to tell us the truth - "Do I have any gray hairs that need plucking out?" And they would say - "Keep them - they're a lovely addition to your sweet and wise wrinkles." And we would have to just leave it at that ....

Barb Hartsook said...

Emily Dickinson wrote:

Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant--
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightening to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind--


That is a favorite of mine. Whether the Truth is told through poetry, story, music, or the visual arts, it remains too big to tell the whole. So we paint pieces -- yet strive to tell it true.

Can we handle it? It's been given to us is pieces, but the whole is there for the reaching.

Great post. Great questions to think about...

Patti said...

yes. the truth. oh, and "if I were a painter?"

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